Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips dipped once again into the city of Dayton, OH to hire a basketball coach. Seven years ago he brought in Oliver Purnell from Dayton University. And he’s replacing the departed Purnell with 41 year old Brad Brownell of Wright State, located in the city of Dayton.
Brownell spent five seasons at Wright State where he was 84-45 and made one NCAA Tournament. Before that, he was the head coach at UNC Wilmington where he went 83-40 and reached the tournament twice. He also has coached at Evansville and the University of Indianapolis. Brownell is a native of Evansville, IN and he attended DePauw university earning a Bachelor’s Degree in 1991. He also has a Masters Degree from Indianapolis.
Contract terms for Brownell were not announced Tuesday but according to a source, Brownell will get an 800-thousand dollar per year contract expected to be at least five years in length.
Brownell said two of his staff members from Wright State will join him at Clemson, Mike Winecki and Lucas McKay.
Here’s audio from today’s news conference:
Brad Brownell introductory news conference
Brad Brownell group interview with reporters
Terry Don Phillips group interview with reporters
Andre Young group interview with reporters